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Nigeria players know foes in Champions League qualifiers

23 June 2015, 14:09

Lagos - A total of 13 players from Nigeria will play in the qualifiers of the UEFA Champions League which will start on the 30th of June.

However their participation will begin from the second round of qualifiers which are to be played in July in their bid to make it to the group stage of the prestigious UEFA Champions League.

Eight players of Nigeria descendant led by former Under-20 and 23 midfielder Femi Ajilore are expected to turn out for Denmark's FC Midtylland when they take on the winner between Lincoln Red Imps and Santa Coloma.

Also read: Efe Ambrose backs Rabiu to shine for Eagles

The players are namely Slyvester Igboun, Izunna Uzochukwu, Paul Onauchu, David Babajide, Isaac Oliseh, Rilwan Hassan and Musefiu Hassan.

In Slovakia AS Trencin, cup and league winners will ambush Steaua Bucuresti of Romania hoping their Nigeria trio of Rabiu Ibrahim, Kingsley Madu and Emmanuel Edmond help them in their bid to make it to the group stage.

Nosa Igiebor, the highest paid player at Israeli champions Maccabi Tel Aviv will be hoping to justify his huge price tag when they take on Scottish outfit Hibernians.

Completing the list of Nigerians in the UEFA champion’s league qualifiers is out of favour Super Eagles defender Efe Ambrose, who is expected to play a crucial role for Celtic when they play Stjarnan of Iceland.

-Soccer Laduma

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